The issue of Human trafficking is a global matter, and our response should be as wide-reaching as the need. Worthwhile Wear has sought to address this extensive area of need, by adapting a multi-prong approach to meet the varied needs. Worthwhile Wear provides vocational training and employment in its overseas programs (primarily in India; cities of Mumbai & Pune), where economics is one of the driving factors of human trafficking. In the US, Worthwhile Wear’s programs address the need of long-term restorative services, housing and employment for US survivors of human trafficking through its housing & aftercare program, The Well.
Worthwhile Wear India
The desire to be part of the solution to human trafficking started in 2010 when a young couple came to our church to share their involvement with girls in the sex slave trade. For months the desire to do something burned inside, and eventually became an all consuming call to do my part. From that desire to do more, Worthwhile Wear was born, and now today we operate in India, have launched housing and restorative services in America in our program called The Well, have launched two stores, Worthwhile Thrift & Freedom Boutique, and are engaging the young adult culture through our Worthwhile>>GO initiative. Worthwhile Wear is a 501c3 tax exempt organization, and serves as the parent organization over these different programs, initiative and stores. The 501c3 status allows us to raise additional funding to be used in purchasing needed supplies and equipment for developing educational facilities in areas where trafficking is common, as well as launch additional housing and restorative services in the US under Worthwhile Wear's, The Well, program.
I myself grew up in Ukraine as a missionary, I serve as the Chair on the Board of Directors for Liberty Ministries (www.LibertyMinistries.us), and with God's guidance, I left my sales and marketing position at local Engineering & Manufacturing company in an effort to fully commit myself to this cause. I have the support and help of my wife and two children, and we are committing ourselves to provide for and support these women.
Overcoming the issue of human trafficking is only accomplished as a team, and here at Worthwhile Wear we think we have the best team and would like to introduce you to them:
Founder & Executive Director of Worthwhile Wear
Founder & Director of Operations
Manager of Communications and Community Engagement
Manager of Development
US based Program of Worthwhile Wear
Senior House Coach
Program Director, Pune, India
Finance Manager, Pune India
Program Manager, Pune India
Assistant Store Manager
The active awareness and fundraising arm of Worthwhile Wear
Community Outreach & Advocate
Community Outreach & Advocate
Meet the minds that help lead and guide all the big decisions of Worthwhile Wear. We are very grateful for all the time and resources that our Board of Directors selflessly donate to make Worthwhile Wear succeed.